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Housing market optimism in Scotland rises

The weak economic outlook and continued uncertainty about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU are factors that are generally driving consumer sentiment about the housing market down right across Britain.  However people in Scotland have become a little more optimistic than they were a year ago. Propertry Tracker results.

  • Date: 29 March 2018
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People in the North West are the most optimistic in Britain about the housing market

The weak economic outlook and continued uncertainty about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU are factors driving negative consumer sentiment about the housing market across the country.  However people in the North West are bucking the trend and are by far the most optimistic about their prospects in the housing market, if slightly less so than a year ago. Property Tracker results.

  • Date: 29 March 2018
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Londoners gloomiest in Britain about the housing market

The weak economic outlook and continued uncertainty about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU are factors driving negative consumer sentiment about the housing market, and Londoners are feeling the most negative of all UK regions, although they are a little less pessimistic than they were a year ago. Property Tracker results.

  • Date: 29 March 2018
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Housing market sentiment negative for 4th consecutive quarter  

Property Tracker: The weak economic outlook and continued uncertainty about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU are factors driving negative consumer sentiment about the housing market for a 4th consecutive quarter across Britain.  

  • Date: 29 March 2018
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New FinTech Envoys appointed

Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association comments on the appointment of the new FinTech Envoys announced by the Chancellor, Right Hon Philip Hammond MP in his speech at the International FinTech Conference today

  • Date: 22 March 2018
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance 2017

Industry confirms new voluntary agreement for Cash ISA Transfer Performance in 2018

  • Date: 12 March 2018
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Building societies trade strongly in tougher market conditions

Released today, lending and savings figures from the BSA for 2017 show that building societies approved 29% of all new mortgages in 2017, and savers deposited £8.5 billion in building society accounts.

  • Date: 13 February 2018
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Interest only mortgages

Today’s follow-up from the FCA on interest-only mortgages paints a broadly positive picture in which lenders are taking action to engage with and help customers with this type of mortgage.  The objective since 2013 has been to discuss alternatives with borrowers who risk being unable to repay their mortgage at the end of their term

  • Date: 30 January 2018
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Savings Champion: Latest figures show building societies outperform banks yet again

Comparing the two groups as a whole, building societies continue to outperform banks in key areas, latest figures produced by Savings Champion has shown.
 

  • Date: 18 January 2018
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Stamp Duty change well received, but key barriers to home ownership remain an issue

 Released today, the latest BSA Property Tracker survey results reveal that:

  • The Chancellor’s move to abolish Stamp Duty for first-time buyers has been well received, although Stamp Duty remains a relatively low-level concern for home buyers
     
  • A greater proportion of consumers feel now is not a good time to buy property than feel it is a good time – for the third quarter in a row.
     
  • People are more concerned about potential risks to the housing market, including an increase in the cost of living and Brexit

  • Date: 13 December 2017
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The BSA comments on the Autumn Budget 2017

Commenting on the Chancellor’s housing proposals, Andrew Gall, Chief Economist at the Building Societies Association said:

“Much of what the Chancellor said moved the housing debate in the right direction...

  • Date: 22 November 2017
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Building societies support the mortgage market with 29% of approvals as lending activity remains subdued

Released today, lending and savings figures from the BSA show that building societies approved 29% of all new mortgages in Q3 2017, and savers deposited £1.3 billion in building society accounts.

  • Date: 20 November 2017
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